Ndabibi floods affect small scale farmers

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The County Government of Nakuru says it is working towards finding a lasting solution to the perennial flooding menace at Ndabibi in Maiella Ward, Naivasha sub-County.

The county government says over the years residents of Kipkonyo, Huruma and Duro villages in Ndabibi Location have suffered losses due to flooding following heavy rains in Sakutiek and Melili areas of Narok North.

County officials, among them engineers, toured the areas on a fact-finding mission and held talks with locals, investors and administrators to explore on ways it can intervene. The most affected in the area are small-scale farms, residential and business buildings, Kipkonyo Dispensary and Rainforest Flower Farm. Nakuru County Chief of Staff Mr Njoroge Gichuhi, says the County is investigating reports that some farmers have blocked the natural waterway. The county government distributed food and non-food items to over 300 families affected by the floods.

Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Chief Officer Ms Ann Njenga has said the County in collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross is assessing other areas in the Ward for interventions.

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